General Election — November 4, 2008

U.S. House, District 2

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Voter Education Coalition forum: 2nd District U.S. House
Introduction Opening statements Gay rights Environment Federal grant protection Funding The economy 'Kids Voting' Q & A Foreign war funding Federal spending Employment verification Wind energy The national deficit Health insurance Closing statements

U.S. Rep. Nancy Boyda and State Treasurer Lynn Jenkins, candidates for the state's 2nd District U.S. House seat, took questions from voters during a public forum at the Dole Institute of Politics. Mike Kautsch, KU professor of Law, moderated the forum.

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Statehouse Live: Echo accusations reverberate in 2nd Congressional District race
August 17, 2012
Democrat Tobias Schlingensiepen, who is challenging U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Topeka, usually gets applause when he says that the 2nd Congressional District “needs a voice, not an echo.”
Statehouse Live: Various tax proposals discussed for highway plan; Jenkins gets statement from lobbyists; KU seeking bonds for energy efficiency projects
10:36 a.m., November 16, 2009 Updated 02:19 p.m.
Highway advocates pushing for transportation dollars; New York Times reports U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins used lobbyist statement; Regents will consider proposal aimed at utility savings.
Jenkins hopes to take seats on Armed Services, Financial Services committees
November 14, 2008
Rep.-elect Lynn Jenkins is hoping for seats on the House Armed Services and Financial Services committees.
Analysts: Boyda’s tactics cost her 2nd District
November 6, 2008
Republicans put a target on Nancy Boyda moments after she beat incumbent Rep. Jim Ryun in 2006.
Federal races: U.S. House of Representatives 2nd District
November 2, 2008
The 2nd Congressional District, which includes west Lawrence, is at the epicenter of the national Republican-Democratic battle for control of Congress. But neither candidate - incumbent U.S. Rep. Nancy Boyda, a Democrat, nor state Treasurer Lynn Jenkins, a Republican - is making a big deal about her party affiliation. Each needs independents and leaners to win.
GOP criticizes Boyda ad from Democrats
October 22, 2008
The Republican Party says that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has launched a television ad to help incumbent U.S. Rep. Nancy Boyda after announcing earlier that it would stay out of the campaign.
Douglas County shorted at least $340,000 in gas tax reimbursements by state
October 20, 2008
Douglas County has been shorted $340,000, and possibly much more, because of an error in calculation of state gasoline tax reimbursements to counties.
Candidates to chat online this week
October 20, 2008
Eleven candidates running for office in the Nov. 4 general election will chat with readers this week.
After absences criticized, Jenkins makes KPERS meeting
October 16, 2008
After missing three meetings, State Treasurer Lynn Jenkins made a meeting today of the state pension fund board of trustees.
Source of Jenkins’ proposed list of budget cuts is conservative think tank
October 15, 2008
Republican Lynn Jenkins’ plan to cut $310 billion from the federal budget comes from the Heritage Foundation and, if implemented, it would reduce spending in many programs affecting Kansans.
Baker forum draws candidates for several state, county seats
October 15, 2008
Baker University students showed their concern about the national economy by the questions they posed to state and local candidates at a forum Tuesday night on campus.
Taxes, earmarks topics of debate
October 15, 2008
Republican Lynn Jenkins and Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Nancy Boyda on Tuesday had sharp exchanges over taxes and budget earmarks during a televised debate. The two face off against each other on the Nov. 4 ballot for the 2nd District congressional seat, which represents west Lawrence, Topeka, Manhattan and much of eastern Kansas.
Attendance issue boomerangs on GOP
October 13, 2008
Some Republicans watched with frustration last week as Lynn Jenkins, their nominee in the 2nd Congressional District, faced questions about recent meetings she missed as a state pension system trustee. Democratic Rep. Nancy Boyda raised the issue during their last debate. Fellow Democrats noted that as Jenkins was missing meetings, turmoil on Wall Street was causing the pension fund’s assets to decline more than $1 billion in value.
Boyda, Jenkins continue duel over missed meetings
October 8, 2008
Republican congressional candidate Lynn Jenkins remains on the defensive about missing meetings of a state pensions board.
Boyda-Jenkins debate lively
October 7, 2008
Republican Lynn Jenkins and Democratic U.S. Rep. Nancy Boyda on Monday traded charges over taxes and their official duties in a spirited debate at Kansas University’s Dole Institute of Politics. The two are vying to represent Kansas’ 2nd Congressional District, which includes west Lawrence, Topeka, Manhattan and much of southeast Kansas.